Matt Cole

I-96 Eastbound north of Grand Rapids, Mich., to close through mid-June

MDOT says a detour is available by exiting I-96 at Alpine Avenue or taking U.S. 131 Southbound to I-196 Eastbound to I-96 Eastbound. 

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Highway fatalities dipped slightly in 2017, preliminary numbers show

National Safety Council numbers do not include specific crash data, such as how many of the highway deaths were as a result of a truck-involved accident. In sum, 40,100 deaths occurred last year, according to the NSC.

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Bandit truck racing series returns to action this weekend

The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series will return to the track this Saturday, April 21, at Motor Mile Speedway in Fairlawn, Virginia. Racing action begins at 7 p.m.

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Rhode Island truck tolls delayed again

A Providence Journal report states Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. testified before Rhode Island House lawmakers last week that he expects the tolls to begin collecting "by the end of May."

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Diesel prices hit 2018 high

A 6.1-cent jump in diesel fuel prices across the country brought the U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel to $3.104, the highest since the first week of 2015.

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Colorado adds human trafficking prevention training to CDL requirements

New CDL applicants in Colorado will be required to complete a 30-minute training session by Truckers Against Trafficking at no extra cost in order to obtain their license. CDL schools in the state will be required to include the training as part of the overall CDL course.

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Two one-truck companies charged with falsifying DVIRs

According to the indictment, the owners of the companies directed their employees, under threat of termination, to falsify Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs) and not report safety defects or deficiencies that would affect the safe operation of vehicles or in a breakdown.

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Trucker speaks at White House tax reform event

Executives and employees, including truckers, from Werner Enterprises, Crete Carrier Corp and TCW Inc. were in attendance Thursday at the White House Rose Garden for President Trump's address about tax reform.

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Fitzgerald Semi-Casual Truck Show to feature truck drag races, stunt show, more

The event is scheduled for May 4-5 at Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tenn. The truck show is a participant-judged show designed to be a more casual atmosphere than some other truck shows. The show is only open to the public on Saturday, May 5. Rock band Foghat will perform that night.

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Fast and proud: Fitzgerald meets challenge to build custom 389

Fitzgerald Glider Kits and Fitzgerald Collision and Repair embraced a seven-day challenge to rebuild a Peterbilt glider for TV's "Fast 'N Loud" shop.

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